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- Your Journey to Recovery  -



We are a group of passionate individuals in recovery including indigenous men and women and have been in business for 3 years. Our mission is helping our Native relatives to recover from substance use and drinking.  This program is available for both men and women who are enrolled tribal members or descendants. Applicants must be willing to make a commitment to staying in the Transitions Wellness program for a minimum of 30 days, but the typical treatment program lasts 60-90+ days.

Our network of facilities are the finest Native American treatment facilities in Southern California.  All facilities offer Native traditional and ceremonial practices including sweat lodge, as well as cultural and/or Wellbriety groups.


Admissions to these facilities occurs at the beginning of every month and per ethical industry standards they will provide travel arrangements to their facility and back home upon completion.  Clients will have access to their family and loved ones throughout the treatment process.  Our networked facilities are smaller facilities which provide personalized care and evidence based practice which truly makes them the finest facilities. 




If someone says they are representing Transitions Wellness and they aren't listed here, please contact us!

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(714) 679-9175,

Carey has a degree in Substance Use Disorder Counseling, is Wellbriety certified, and spearheaded the development of a successful Wellbriety program in Southern California before starting Transitions Wellness 3 years ago.  In 2021, Carey was recognized as a 'Woman of Distinction' for her efforts in healthcare by California state senator Thomas J. Umberg.

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MARK FOSTER (San Pasqual band of Mission Indians in Southern California)

Native American Advisor

Mark has been on the path of sobriety for the last 26 years and strongly feels his connection to ceremony has been the biggest tool to stay sober.  Mark works with our programs and performs sweat with the clients.  Mark has been a sundancer for the last 4 years with Steven Bluehorse in New Mexico.


ROSETTA ARKEKETA (Otoe-Missouria/Ponca)

Business Operations / Peer Counselor

(949) 324-1331,

Rosetta came into the Transitions Wellness program from Oklahoma, but chose to stay in Southern California.  She has taken on a bigger role for Transitions Wellness, in addition to her Peer Counselor responsibilities she is also working with clients to help them through the process of getting them into our facilities.

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Peer Counselor

(619) 693-0906,

Nicole is from Oklahoma and was one of the first clients to complete the Transitions Wellness program.  She is a perfect example of how you can turn your life around for the better.  Not only does she 'walk the walk' of sobriety but she 'talks the talk' too and will share her story with you if you are interested in our program.


BERTHA ROSE (Crow / Kiowa Apache)

Peer Counselor

(406) 519-9444,

Bertha is from Montana and is doing great.  She has six children and grew up on the Crow reservation.  She was very skeptical about our program thinking that its too good to be true, but she eventually came in and improved her life.  She is the newest Peer counseler and would love to tell you about her experience in the program and how it can help others.



Ha Weh! My name is Madalyn and I am a member of the Osage tribe from the Osage reservation in Oklahoma. In a few days I will be one year clean and sober..."  "Transitions Wellness was there for me every step of the way, even before I got the plane. They were there for every struggle, cheered me on with every victory and loved me until I learned how to love myself. I am grateful to say that Transitions Wellness helped me get my life back." - Madalyn W.


"Transitions wellness had my best interest at heart, the time and and energy that was put into my recovery was vital to my well being as a recovering addict. I will be forever grateful for the support I received from this program." - Albert P.

“I can't say enough about Transitions Wellness and all those who make it possible. Transitions Wellness gave me everything I needed to get my life back on track and progress it into a productive way of living. Everything that is needed for any and all who are looking for a way back from a place which most do not return is all there, or I wouldn't be here today to say so. I am both grateful and thankful to have been blessed with the opportunity to go and grow through their program. It's all here if you are ready." - Joseph R.

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